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    For the South,

    Kevin Stone, Commander
    NC Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Tuesday 21 May 2019

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The reorganization of the Division began to take effect almost immediately and began to show results in a wave of new camps. In just three years, North Carolina had 26 camps and 1,134 members. Most of this growth can be attributed to the efforts of Division Commander Byron Brady. While serving one term as adjutant and two terms as commander, the Division grew to 1,450 members in 45 camps by May 1992. During this time period the Division Public Relations Committee was established, Confederate Flag Day was adopted and celebrated every year, Confederate Memorial Weekend was established in conjunction with our annual Division Convention, the General Longstreet Memorial Fund was organized, and the Division booth at the North Carolina State Fair was started.

 

Under the leadership of Commander Frank Powell, the North Carolina Division had 2,769 members in 75 camps from the mountains to the sea. The Carolina Confederate was expanded to bi-monthly and judged best in the Confederation two consecutive years. In 1994, the Division led the fight to defeat a proposed monument to honor General Sherman's men at the Bentonville Battlefield. In September, 1995, the Division sponsored its first reenactment, Echoes of Dixie.

 

In the decade since 1998 the North Carolina Division has advanced in many areas. It has grown from 4 to 12 Brigades and now is at the point of having 96 camps with new camps being formed as you read this. Membership has risen to nearly 3,000.

 

Soon after the turn of this Century a time of contention began when a few who had risen to leadership posts tried to bully the membership into making the Division "Politically Correct". Their efforts failed and in 2002 the members elected Brian Carawan as Division Commander. Under his administration the "Political Correct" movement leaders were given leave to follow their path elsewhere. Commander Carawan will long be remembered as the North Carolina "David" who slew the scalawag "Goliath".

 

In 2004 the members overwhelmingly elected Bruce Tyson, of Fayetteville, to lead as Division Commander. He immediately set about restoring the bonds of fraternity and adding new members and camps.

 

Today, the North Carolina Division is a vibrant growing organization of men who contribute much to the civic affairs of their communities.

 

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